“I’m disappointed in myself that I didn’t spot it,” she says. There was just stuff that I wished I’d looked into deeper before jumping on.”Then there’s Lawrence’s pithy reaction to her sole celebrity dustup (if you can call it a dustup) from the past year, when she was videotaped—somebody alert Interpol—pole dancing at a birthday party in Vienna, Austria. I’m on the phone with my lawyers, and everybody’s like, ‘Is there anything we need to know before it comes out?
“I thought the script was beautiful—it was this tainted, complicated love story. I wish I could convey the full-body eye roll that Lawrence does when talking about this weeks later. ’ And I’m like, ‘No, it’s all there.’ ”Lawrence wrote a hilarious Facebook post on the “controversy”—“I’m not going to apologize, I had a BLAST that night”—but the episode was still jarring.
And this booze cost only .99, I tell her.“Wow,” she says, deadpan. I’m going to save it for company.”A few days prior, Lawrence had visited with the acclaimed American painter John Currin for the work that appears opposite. “He took photos, and posed me like one of those French girls.
“This is delicious,” Lawrence says, pulling a blanket over her sweater and wide-leg Zimmermann pants.
I don’t know how he felt about me.”We’ve finished our hour in sensory-deprivation tanks and have stopped for a cup of coffee up the street.
Lawrence says her tank experience was mostly positive until the end, when she realized she’d spun herself around and couldn’t find the hatch opening, and had a brief moment of panic until she located it and got out. “But other than that, I had a lovely time.” She’d sat with Aronofsky and watched it just a couple of hours before.
“She makes her opinions very, very clear to me, all the time—whether I ask for it or not.” Stone laughs. She’s just fun, a shot of light.”It says a lot about Hollywood culture (or all culture these days) that what it takes for someone to be considered “real” is a habit of honesty.
“I think people saw [the hacking] for what it was, which was a sex crime, but that feeling, I haven’t been able to get rid of it.
Lawrence praises Grande’s take as “spot-fucking-on”—even if she takes issue with the notion that she’s ever described herself as a “regular person.”“That’s what other people have said,” she says.
“If I’d said, ‘I’m a regular person,’ I’d want to kill myself.” is still a fair word to describe Lawrence, and it’s delightful to experience.
I also can’t believe I took Lawrence to a sensory-deprivation tank after she saw it. “Different people will see it different ways, and I’m always inspired by films you remember and are still talking about a few days later.” would begin with three months of rehearsals in a Brooklyn warehouse involving the primary cast, which besides Lawrence and Pfeiffer includes Javier Bardem and Ed Harris.“To get that type of commitment from an actor is hard,” he says.
“To get it from the biggest actors in the world is really, really hard.